History explodes in this activity guide spanning the turmoil preceding secession, the first shots fired at Fort Sumter, the fierce battles on land and sea, and finally the Confederate surrender at Appomattox. Making butternut dye for a Rebel uniform, learning drills and signals with flags, decoding wigwag, baking hardtack, reenacting battles, and making a medicine kit bring this pivotal period in our nation’s history to life. Fascinating sidebars tell of slaves escaping on the Underground Railroad, the adventures of nine-year-old drummer boy Johnny Clem, animal mascots who traveled with the troops, and friendships between enemies. The resource section includes short biographies of important figures from both sides of the war, listings of Civil War sites across the country, pertinent websites, glossary, and an index.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 11/1/1999Pages: 160Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Here follows the story of a most extraordinary year in the life of an Ojibwe family and of a girl named "Omakayas," or Little Frog, who lived a year of flight and adventure, pain and joy, in 1852. When Omakayas is twelve winters old, she and her family set off on a harrowing journey. They travel by canoe westward from the shores of Lake Superior along the rivers of northern Minnesota, in search of a new home. While the family has prepared well, unexpected danger, enemies, and hardships will push them to the brink of survival. Omakayas continues to learn from the land and the spirits around her, and she discovers that no matter where she is, or how she is living, she has the one thing she needs to carry her through. Richly imagined, full of laughter and sorrow, The Porcupine Year continues Louise Erdrich's celebrated series, which began with The Birchbark House, a National Book Award finalist, and continued with The Game of Silence, winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/2/2008Pages: 208Reading Level: Age 8 and Up
In the spring of 1999, hunger and thirst are constant companions to 11-year-old Stephen and his family and friends in their southern Sudan village. Stephen wants to go back to his books, but the village school is closed due to civil war between the northern soldiers and the southern rebels. When bombs explode in their small village, Stephen’s mother tells him and his friends to quickly pack, and they run and hide before they’re caught by the enemy soldiers. Stephen leaves with a few precious possessions, wondering if each step will bring him closer to water, food, and freedom—and maybe home again someday.“Mead puts civil war in human terms through the eyes of one young boy. In the context of an artfully told story, much is told about how war works. . . . The history, the land, and the determination of a band of refugees to care for each other are vividly evoked in this important work.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred“Mead conveys the particulars of the place and the desperate longing of a displaced child for home, education, and peace.”—BooklistBook Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/11/2005Pages: 129Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
This collection of stories is based upon tales told by the Buddha to his monks 2500 years ago. Isabel Wyatt's enchanting retelling conjures up a rich world of eastern legend, ruled by courtly kings and wise men, and populated by brave princes, faithful elephants and cunning monkeys. The stories tell of great adventures and heroes, of danger and courage, and most importantly of how wisdom and thoughtfulness always triumph over selfishness and greed. This anthology was compiled with children around the age of eight in mind - children who are embarking on more and more adventures in their own lives, and themselves learning to become clever and brave.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 10/1/2009Pages: 114
When I was little, I could hardly do anything.But now I can do lots of things, like braid my own hair and go to nmusery school. I'm not a baby anymore. I'm me!" Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell perfectly capture a little girl's simple, childlike celebration of herself, as she looks back on her childhood from the lofty height of four and a half years. This spirited view of growing up is perfect for the youngest readers.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/30/1993Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Melissa & Doug Slice & Bake Cookie Set Melissa & Doug Slice & Bake Cookie Set will give kids a chance to surprise their moms by making wonderful cookies during playtime. With all the essentials for baking cookies, this play set will encourage kids to learn and enjoy cooking. Age: 3 years and up Features Wooden sliceable cookies Colorful toppings Wooden knife Spatula Kitchen mitt Cookie sheet Wooden decorating pieces Wooden toy kitchen utensils
The charming story of a cranky old ghost who haunts the bake shop she used to own is now in paperback!Cora Lee Merriweather had a lemon pucker mouth and hair scraped back into a hard little bun. Cora Lee also baked the best pies and cakes for miles. But now Cora Lee haunts the shop she used to own. When new bakers arrive to take over her empty bake shop, she scares them away. Then Annie Washington comes to town, and it seems Cora Lee has met her match. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/8/2008Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Melissa & Doug Bake & Decorate Cupcake Set Gear up, little budding bakers! Melissa & Doug Bake & Decorate Cupcake Set has been designed to make baking fun and enjoyable. Equipped with a cloth oven mitt, plastic muffin tray and paper cupcake sleeves, it provides realistic and dramatic play. Children use their imagination to decorate cupcakes using icing markers. With wooden cupcakes, cardboard baking cups, decorative wooden candles and flames, this set provide hours of imaginative and creative entertainment. Why You'll Love It: Great for early years of development as it encourages creative expression while honing fine motor skills. Age: 3 years and up Features Teaches color recognition and counting skills Imaginative and fun play Promotes social interaction Easy to clean and store Stimulates creativity Develops eye-hand coordination
No more light bulbs needed! Use the included mixes, pans and other goodies to whip up cake and cookie batter. Follow the directions to bake them inside the oven. The included recipe booklet has even more yummy ideas and recipes that are just the icing on the cake! The classic oven has been updated to be light bulb-free and comes with yummy mixes and pans for cooking up all kinds of sweet treats! Comes with baking pan, cupcake pan, pan pusher, chocolate chip cookie mix, red velvet cake mix, pink frosting mix, rainbow sugar crystals package, paper cupcake wraps and recipe booklet. Product Dimensions (inches): 9 (L) x 19.8 (W) x 10 (H) Age: 8 years and upRecommended Ages:8 and up
Get cookin'! Both kids and adults will love Monster Bake, the monstrously fast game of skill from HABA! In the monster kitchen, everything is topsy-turvy: it all has to be stirred and kneaded, then weighed and tested. Oh well, plop the glass with the colorful sugar balls in the middle of the mixing bowl... Who can help the Monster bakers decorate the cakes properly? ABOUT HABA It all began in 1939 in Bad Rodach, Germany, with finely polished, colorful wooden toys, that were "finely sanded and polished wonderfully smooth, just right for tender children's hands," as the first catalogue emphasized. Today these blocks are still part of our product palate. But the factory for fine wooden toys has been transformed into "the producer of inventive playthings for inquisitive minds." All products in the HABA range have one thing in common: our attention to detail makes each item special and unique. HABA wants to playfully support children's development, make their lives happier, more exciting, and full of the delight of discovery: to put it simply, to make their world a little more child-friendly. A wide variety of HABA toys and games have been honored with awards for exceptional design. Since 1993, no fewer than six HABA games received the "Children's game of the Year" award.
No more complex store-bought kits. No more lopsided barn thatwas supposed to be Prince Charming's castle. Just fun with thefamily while constructing fanciful gingerbread houses withgrahamcrackers, frosting, cookies, and candies of all varieties. WithNo-Bake Gingerbread Houses for Kids, everyone from buddinggingerbread architects to accomplished food designers can havefun with this new take on an old-favorite. Every holiday and evenordinary days can be spiced up with the graham cracker building blocks andstraightforward instructions that make these creations easy andenjoyable for the whole family! Beginning with a list of what's needed to create all of thesewonderful constructions, Lisa TurnerAnderson includes two recipes for Royal Icing and givestips on how to cutand form the pieces for the sturdiest design able to last formonths. Each design-plan includes a gorgeously photographedpicture by Zac Williams, along with a list of materials,decorations and a step-by-step guide on construction.Designsinclude:Traditional Gingerbread HouseMermaid PalaceDutch WindmillFirehouseIglooCaribbean BungalowDracula's CastleBook Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 9/1/2010Pages: 64
Haba Biofino Petit Fours Haba Biofino Petit Fours is an assortment of cakes. Great detailing, attractive colors and garnishes and swirls gives Petit Fours a realistic and a scrumptious look. Beautifully designed and crafted, it sets the mood for a tea party. Children can arrange these cakes in the box in any way they like for endless possibilities. Why You'll Love It: Fun and soft to hold, these pastries look so realistic with sprinkles and swirls that you may want to dig in right away. Age: 3 years and up Features Great detailing Attractive play food Features 9 assorted pastries in paper cake cases Encourages pretend play Develops cognitive abilities with shape, pattern and color recognition Made in China ABOUT HABA It all began in 1939 in Bad Rodach, Germany, with finely polished, colorful wooden toys, that were "finely sanded and polished wonderfully smooth, just right for tender children's hands," as the first catalogue emphasized. Today these blocks are still part of our product palate. But the factory for fine wooden toys has been transformed into "the producer of inventive playthings for inquisitive minds." All products in the HABA range have one thing in common: our attention to detail makes each item special and unique. HABA wants to playfully support children's development, make their lives happier, more exciting, and full of the delight of discovery: to put it simply, to make their world a little more child-friendly. A wide variety of HABA toys and games have been honored with awards for exceptional design. Since 1993, no fewer than six HABA games received the "Children's game of the Year" award.
The author of the best-selling Emily Windsnap series spins a gripping tale about a girl who stumbles into the future--and must change its course to save a friendship.Jenni Green's family vacation has finally arrived! Even though she has to deal with her annoying little brother, her slightly overbearing dad, and her very pregnant mom, she gets to spend a week with her bestest friend in the world, Autumn. But twelve-year-old Jenni's world turns upside down when she takes an old elevator to visit Autumn and discovers that everything has changed: not only is her friend in a different condo, but tragedy has struck Autumn's family, Jenni's mother has had her baby, and everyone is a year older. When Jenni realizes that the elevator caused her to skip a whole year, she tries to go back, but soon finds that fixing things won't be as easy as pressing a button. How can she alter the past and keep her family and Autumn's from falling apart? With honesty and insight, Liz Kessler explores how the bonds of family and friendship can endure through time.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 10/11/2011Pages: 304Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Small World Toys Small World Creative Make And Bake Trendy Trinkets The Small World creative line offers a huge selection of projects appealing to boys and girls of all ages and the best thing about our product is that all supplies are included as well as detailed instructions to make completing activities easy. Small World Toys is focused on developing and delivering the safest and highest quality products for children. We believe that play is an integral and necessary part of a child's development and education. This philosophy is at the core of our product development and drives us to continue developing and sourcing new and innovative product. A child's experience with our products should be a positive one. We pride ourselves in developing products that encourage creativity and build self-confidence through play. Make and bake beads using "Cerimo" fashion cubes and pattern sticks. Bake the beads in the oven to set. Set of 7 "Cerimo" colorful cubes, 7 pattern sticks and elastic cord. String 12 bracelets and 2 necklaces.Recommended Ages:9 – 13
History Year by Year presents the world through a detailed timeline, letting children follow the influences, patterns, and connections between historical events.Produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution and featuring more than 1, 500 images, this illustrated book brings the story of the past to life. Beginning with prehistory and running up to the Arab Spring, budding historians will learn about the history of humans across the world. Spreads highlight major historical eras including the Renaissance and the French Revolution, while quotations from primary and secondary sources alongside insight from experts give proper historical context. Children will love the ?child of the time? feature, telling the experience of children at important historical periods including Ancient Egypt, Viking England, the Industrial Revolution, and World War II.History Year by Year is a visual journey throughout time and an invaluable reference for kids looking to connect the dots of history across the world. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 8/19/2013Pages: 320Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
When I was little, I could hardly do anything. But now I can do lots of things, like braid my own hair and go to nmusery school. I'm not a baby anymore. I'm me!"Jamie Lee Curtis and Laura Cornell perfectly capture a little girl's simple, childlike celebration of herself, as she looks back on her childhood from the lofty height of four and a half years. This spirited view of growing up is perfect for the youngest readers.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/18/1995Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
This book tells the true story of what happened to a 12-year-old girl named Jutta (Debbie Levy's mother) in 1938. Actual entries in a posiealbum (autograph book) serve as stepping stones in a crucial year in history, when people of Jewish ancestry in Germany and Austria were systematically stripped of their rights, subjected to violence, and arrested without cause. Jutta was one of the lucky ones who escaped to America before the rising tide of violence erupted into World War II and the tragedy of the Holocaust. Remembrances from Jutta's friends and relatives introduce chapters, written in verse form, that describe her experiences--many of them typical of any teenager anywhere--and report some of the history of the era. Debbie wrote these verses in consultation with her mother to reflect her voice, feelings, and thoughts as she was living through this memorable year. The book also includes excerpts from Jutta's diary. Together the poesie writings, verses and diary entries reflect a year of change and chance, confusion and cruelty. Most of all, they describe a year of goodbyes.*Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2010 **2011 Sydney Taylor Notable Book for Older Readers ** Parents' Choice Award 2010 *Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/16/2010Pages: 144Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
In ancient China, the Great Wall is crumbling on the edge of the Han Empire. In the wall's shadow, twelve-year-old Hu is starving. On the other side of the wall, China's enemies are gathering strength. When an imperial battalion comes to town, Hu meets Ren, the son of the commander, and the two boys combine forces to train secretly for an archery tournament. For Hu, the contest offers escape from poverty; for Ren, the respect of his father. But the capture of a barbarian spy changes everything. With their trust at its lowest point, Ren and Hu must work together to evade the barbarians and save the empire. Here is an exciting adventure story for 2010, the year of the tiger.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/15/2010Pages: 194Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
In 1776, the rebellion of the American colonies against British rule was crushed. Now, in 1777-the year of the hangman-George Washington is awaiting execution, Benjamin Franklin's banned rebel newspaper, Liberty Tree, has gone underground, and young ne'er-do-well Creighton Brown, a fifteen-year-old Brit, has just arrived in the colonies. Having been shipped off against his will, with nothing but a distance for English authorities, Creighton befriends Franklin, and lands a job with his print shop. But the English general expects the spoiled yet loyal Creighton to spy on Franklin. As battles unfold and falsehoods are exposed, Creighton must decide where his loyalties lie...a choice that could determine the fate of a nation. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 2/9/2004Pages: 261Reading Level: Age 14 and Up
Ella and Maddy are best friends. But one day Maddy says she is moving away, and she asks Ella to look after her cat, Marmalade. Both Ella and Marmalade cry and cry when Maddy leaves. Ella tries to do fun things-like pick apples, stomp through puddles, and ice skate on the pond-but somehow nothing is fun without her friend Maddy. Then one morning Ella finds Marmalade curled up by her feet, and as they spend more and more time together, a unique friendship begins to grow. A Year with Marmalade is a charming book about about losing friends and making new ones. Set against a beautiful backdrop of the turning seasons, this story of transition reminds us that change, while constant, is not always a bad thing.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 7/23/2013Pages: 40Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
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